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Friday, 3 June 2016

Fillet of Cod Baked in Foil with Fennel, Asparagus, and Cilantro : Delicious LCHF

We have another lovely recipe from Swedish chef Birgitta Höglund, who has her own low carb/Paleo recipe blog, and is also featured on Diet Doctor site. 

I first saw this delicious recipe on her blog, but it's also in Birgitta's Book - 'Low Carb High Fat Barbecue' - which features 80 Healthy LCHF Recipes for Summer Grilling, Sauces, Salads, and Desserts ... just right for this time of year!
You will notice that the Fillet of Cod is baked in foil, with fennel, asparagus, some cilantro and other great ingredients. This all goes to create a wonderful collection of aroma's and tastes that will appeal to your taste buds!

Serves Four
1 bunch white asparagus
7 tablespoons (100 ml) almonds
4 cod fillets, 5 1/4 oz. (150 g) a piece
1/4–1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
3 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing the foil)
6 3/4 fl. oz. (200 ml) julienned fennel
1/4 cup (50 ml) julienned leek
1/4 cup (50 ml) coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
4 pats of butter (to place on top of the fish)

Please see the recipe instructions on Birgitta's blog here 

... where you will also see an amazing sunset at Storsjön, Jämtland - a delightful dish in a truly beautiful setting. 

What does it mean to julienne?

'To julienne something is to cut it into long, thin strips, like matchsticks. While there is some discrepancy over the exact width of a julienne cut, it is the smallest of its category, generally agreed to measure around 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch.

There's no need to get out the ruler though. We usually just go with "cut into matchsticks" instead of "julienned". It's just easier that way and, frankly, you'll be fine as long as you think "matchsticks" and cut whatever it is you're cutting as thin as you can.

Some vegetables you commonly cut into matchsticks: peppers, carrots, celery and onions for salads and soups. Beef, pork or duck work well this way in stir-fries.'

These details taken from here

I hope you enjoy this recipe idea very soon. 

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

I like to cook my fish in foil like this. Will give this a try soon.
You were right the sunset looks amazing.

Jenny S

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I will have to try cooking the fish and veggies in foil. It makes for easy clean up. Great meal, thanks for sharing. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Jo said...

I usually cook fish in foil but I don't put the veggies in with it, I shall have to try it like this.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Looks like a great recipe

Anonymous said...

Ooh this recipe plus summer sunshine and some Sangria, can't wait.

Tamsin x

Haddock said...

Love that brick wall in the kitchen.

Debbie said...

looks delish!! i love these packet meals!!!!

Birgitta Höglund said...

I'm so glad you like my recipes and pictures.
Greetings from a warm and sunny Sweden./ Birgitta

Revrunner - Ridin' with Biden said...

Having some asparagus tonight, as a matter of fact. :-)

Dewena said...

This looks so good! some of my favorite ingredients are in this one. And I've saved the blog link.

Have a nice weekend, Jan!

Martha said...

I think I'll enjoy this recipe very much! I've learned to really love fish as I get older.

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't this a lovely recipe and so good for the summer months ...

Many thanks to you all for your comments, and always nice to hear from Birgitta, who came up with this great recipe idea.

So without further ado!
Thank you

Always lovely to receive, read and share your comments.
Hope you all may enjoy this recipe soon

All the best Jan

Kezzie said...

That does sound really tasty! I don't really cook cod ever, only salmon or Sea bass- hmmm, should do!!x

Lowcarb team member said...

Kezzie ... this recipe may have just given you a new idea!!!
Perhaps you may be enjoying this dish soon?

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan